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Bomb Attacks In Turkey - Remarks By David Miliband

Tuesday, 29 July 2008, 1:07 am | UK Government

"Last night's attacks in Istanbul were a brutal act of terror. Those who target innocent civilians deserve the condemnation of the International Community. The UK stands with the people and government of Turkey in their grief and outrage." More >>

UK: HMS Iron Duke Scuppers Drug-running Suspects

Monday, 28 July 2008, 8:01 am | UK Government

The CO of HMS Iron Duke, Commander Mark Newland, said: "This first 30-day patrol of our Caribbean deployment has been an enormous success. My ship's company are elated at again disrupting the activities of suspected drug-runners." More >>

Photo Essay: Barack Obama Visits No. 10 Downing St

Sunday, 27 July 2008, 9:49 am | UK Government

Foreign Policy issues, including Iraq & Middle East, were high on the agenda this morning as US Presidential nominee Barack Obama met with Gordon Brown. Mr Obama is on a worldwide tour that has taken him to Iraq and Israel, and the two compared notes. More >>

UK Comment On Plans For A New Israeli Settlement

Saturday, 26 July 2008, 6:49 am | UK Government

""I was dismayed to learn of plans for new settlement construction in the Jordan Valley. These are clearly outside Israel's Roadmap and Annapolis commitments. At this important moment in the peace process all sides need to take steps to build ... More >>

UK Armed Forces Members Honoured (Bravery/Service)

Friday, 25 July 2008, 10:23 pm | UK Government

136 members of the Armed Forces are to be honoured on Friday 25th July for their gallantry and service in Afghanistan, Iraq and other operations around the world. The honours include a George Cross, 19 Military Crosses and 4 Distinguished Service ... More >>

UK: Poverty Can Be Eradicated By Working Together

Friday, 25 July 2008, 8:32 am | UK Government

Speaking to assembled bishops and Archbishop of Canterbury, the PM said that poverty can, must be eradicated "if we can all work together for change". With adequate technology and knowledge available "the will to act must now be found", he said. More >>

UK Welcomes UN Rights Commissioner Appointment

Friday, 25 July 2008, 8:30 am | UK Government

"I very much welcome this appointment. The High Commissioner for Human Rights plays a vital role in helping the UN and its member states deliver their human rights obligations and in drawing attention to important human rights issues across the globe." More >>

PM Gordon Brown Celebrates Community Pioneers

Friday, 25 July 2008, 8:28 am | UK Government

"Our thriving third sector continues to find innovative ways to tackle issues. We are creating a new generation of activists, campaigners & social entrepreneurs who are showing us just how the newest of technologies can help solve challenges." More >>

PM Gordon Brown Welcomes Kindest Kids To No. 10

Friday, 25 July 2008, 8:27 am | UK Government

Gordon Brown welcomed five short-listed candidates for title of Britain's kindest kid to 10 Downing St: Charlie Doherty, Kirsty Turnbull, Liam Fairhurst, Daniella Jacobson, Tara Ifill. The PM met the kids along with TV presenter Natasha Kaplinsky. More >>

UK Tackles Non-UK Drivers Who Break Traffic Laws

Friday, 25 July 2008, 8:04 am | UK Government

Non-UK drivers and hauliers who flout the rules of the road face being fined and having their vehicles immobilised under new road safety proposals. Drivers resident outside the UK will not be able to escape punishment under the new system More >>

UK Land Girls' Work "Absolutely Vital" During WWII

Friday, 25 July 2008, 6:57 am | UK Government

"The Women's Land Army and Women's Timber Corps worked tirelessly in the war years to keep this country going by providing food and supplies, and timber for the war effort. Their work was absolutely vital, and it is right that we thank them now." More >>

UK: L/Cpl Matthew Croucher To Receive George Cross

Thursday, 24 July 2008, 9:17 am | UK Government

A Royal Marine Reservist who dived on a live grenade to save his comrades in Afghanistan is to be honoured with the UK's highest gallantry award. Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher, aged 24, from Birmingham, is to receive the George Cross for his extraordinary bravery. More >>

No. 10 Morning Press Briefing From 22 July 2008

Thursday, 24 July 2008, 9:09 am | UK Government

Briefing from the British Prime Minister's Spokesman on: Cabinet, Arrest of Radovan Karadzic, Iraq change in tempo, Consultation on Alcohol Responsibility, Recess Arrangements, Written Ministerial Statements, Nuclear Sites and Irish Referendum. More >>

Gordon Brown Praises Kenya Progress, Commitment

Thursday, 24 July 2008, 9:09 am | UK Government

Speaking to journalists at a Downing Street press conference with Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Mr Brown said the Kenyan people had "chosen to work together" and that the UK would play its part in helping the country rebuild. More >>

Plans Presented To Ban Seal Fur Trade In Europe

Thursday, 24 July 2008, 8:58 am | UK Government

"The UK has pressed hard for a European ban on trade in sealskin products and this proposal is welcome news. Cruel and inhumane seal hunting is unacceptable and an EU measure is the best way we can help to end it around the world." More >>

Guinea Travel Advice: Situation Calm But Take Care

Thursday, 24 July 2008, 8:57 am | UK Government

"The situation has been calm since 19 June but you should exercise caution if you travel to Guinea, in particular in the capital city Conakry and in all areas near military camps. You should avoid all demonstrations and political rallies." More >>

Gordon Brown Kick-Starts UK Green Car Revolution

Wednesday, 23 July 2008, 8:21 pm | UK Government

Gordon Brown has set out the UK's plans to kick-start a motoring revolution. The British Prime Minister revealed details of the steps at a meeting with senior representatives of the energy and motoring industries at the British Motor Show in London. More >>

UK Land Girls Honoured For World War II Efforts

Wednesday, 23 July 2008, 7:52 pm | UK Government

The Women's Land Army, also known as the Land Girls, worked on British farms to feed the nation during World War II, as male workers went off to fight. They supplied the nation with food, supporting the war effort and avoiding food shortages. More >>

Security in Basra "transformed" - Gordon Brown, PM

Wednesday, 23 July 2008, 7:54 am | UK Government

Mr Brown said that UK troops based at Basra air station had experienced just five incidents per month since April compared to a peak of 200 per month last summer. An important element in improving security was the Iraqi-led nature of recent operations. More >>

UK Foreign Secretary On Radovan Karadzic's Arrest

Wednesday, 23 July 2008, 12:20 am | UK Government

"I want to congratulate the Serbian Government. The arrest of Radovan Karadzic is, I think, a very significant step for the whole of the Western Balkans and for Serbia's relations with the international community." -- UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband. More >>